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Saturday, June 06, 2020

Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Greetings, Masculine Card

I really like the "Sailing Home" set because it's very versatile.  It can be used for most masculine cards you need to make. Here I'm going to be sending a "hello" to my dad's cousin.  I think that would make him a second cousin to me. I don't really follow the family tree. Ours has too many nuts in it!!! LOL  My dad passed away over 15 years ago and his cousin is still alive. I believe he's going to be 90 or has just turned 90.  I don't know if he knows who I am anymore but that doesn't matter to me in sending a card to him.  I think about him often and then I send a card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Seaside Spray and I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Come Sail Away" set. I taped it to the Seaside Spray piece.

The strip of Seaside Spray on the left side of the card measures 5/8" x 5".  I taped it to the top of the DSP.

I tied some Baker's Twine around the layers, making sure it was centered over the Seaside Spray strip.  I wrapped it twice and tied a knot.  I taped the piece in place on top of the card base.  The left side kept popping up because of the twine so I ended up gluing the left side. I set a punch along the edge to hold it down until the glue took hold.  I should have used Dimensionals.  Then I wouldn't have had any problem with the bulk on the card. I should have know that!!  I'm not new to stamping!!! LOL

I cut a 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Night of Navy and a 2" x 3-1/2" piece of Very Vanilla and I taped the two pieces together.

I took a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and I stamped the lighthouse from the "Sailing Home" set using Night of Navy ink.  I used the matching die from the "Smooth Sailing" dies set to cut the lighthouse out.  I set the light house in place on top of the Very Vanilla piece using Dimenisonals.  Then I taped that panel in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using Night of Navy ink.  I punched them out using the "Classic Labels" punch. I set it in place using Dimensionals.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. If you don't have the matching dies, the lighthouse would be easy to fussy cut, there's not a lot of fine in and out edges to it.  I can see myself making more of this layout but using it for "Father's Day" and masculine birthday cards. Maybe a retirement card too.  I need to use up the DSP because it's retired.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by,
Wanda

Friday, June 05, 2020

Daisy Lane, Butterfly Wishes, Birthday Card

Isn't it funny how you play with these sets and have fun with them and then the new catalog comes out and all of a sudden these aren't that fun anymore?  Well, that was how I felt today playing with this set.  And I LOVE playing with this set.  I'm just anxious for my order to come but in the meantime I have to play with what I have.  I didn't order as many sets as I usually do for a couple of reasons.  I didn't have a garage sale this spring due to the pandemic so I didn't get rid of stamps or get money for new ones.  And I don't spend enough time on each set I buy before it retires, so this time I seriously took a look at what I wanted and what I was going to buy so that I could find sets that were versatile and that I'd get enough use out of them to justify the cost of them.  My order was half of what I used to spend.  SO there's a start!!!  Now onto my card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock.  I cut a piece of Whisper White that measured 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I cut a 1-3/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" Brights collection.  This paper is now retired but I don't have anything new so I'm going to use this.  And I don't think I bought the new papers because I didn't care for the designs.  I also cut a 1-1/2" x 5-1/8" piece of Old Olive card stock for the layer.

I stamped two flowers from the "Daisy Lane" set using Coastal Cabana ink.  I punched them out and glued them together. I set them aside to set up.

I took the Whisper White piece and I took my Coastal Cabana marker and I flicked the tip of the brush part off the edge of the cap to create the splatters. 

I taped the DSP and Old Olive piece together and I set them on top of the Whisper White to see where I needed to stamp the leaves from the "Daisy Lane" set. I stamped those leaves using Old Olive ink.  The top leaves were stamped by inking the image once and stamping twice.  The bottom leaf is just solid ink, not stamped off.

I stamped the words from the "Butterfly Wishes" set using black Memento ink.

I wrapped some white Baker's Twine around the gingham strip.  I took two pieces of twine and tied them in a knot and then the bow was tied.  Each piece was about 20" long. It's a bit longer than you need but it's better to have too much than not enough. I taped the strip to the Whisper White piece and I taped the piece to the Coastal Cabana piece.  And then that was taped to the card front.

I added a Dimensional to the glued daisies.  I set them in place on the front of the card. I added a faceted gem to the center of the flower.  I believe those are now retired too.  I found some retired enamel dots and I set them in place on the card. Rhinestones can be used and they can be colored using the Blends Pens.

This was a fun card to make and I do still like this set very much. 

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Positive Thoughts, Here's A Card, Birthday Card

I found a fun card on Pinterest that I thought I would make but I didn't have the images. So this is what I came up with. You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I cut a 3-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Cajun Craze card stock. I set the die from the "Ornate Borders" dies set. I set it on the right edge and I taped it down with a couple of pieces of Post it tape.  I didn't want it to move on my platform.

I stamped the leaf from the "Positive Thoughts" set using Versa Mark.  I sprinkled white embossing powder on it and I heat set it.

I added some snail tape to the left, top, bottom and near the die cut on the Cajun Craze piece.  Then I took some white glue and spread it on my silicone pad. Spread it thin using a toothpick.  I slid the die cut side across the thin glue and set the piece in place on the card base.  

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. I stamped them using Cajun Craze ink.  I die cut them using the second smallest "Stitched" oval die.  I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.

I tied a white Baker's Twine bow and glued it in place.  And that was it.

This is a very quick and easy card to make.  I am thinking about trying some more cards using the "Ornate Borders" dies, there's a couple more flowered border dies that look like they'd be fun to play with.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Daisy Lane, Itty Bitty Greetings, Birthday Card

I placed my order today from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.  But I still have to find something to play with until the order arrives. I found this card on Pinterest and I thought it was so cute. I figured I had most of the stuff to make it, so I went for it!  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I cut the Basic Black piece was cut 2-1/8" x 3-1/8" and the Gorgeous Grape gingham piece 2" x 3".  I taped the two pieces together and I set them on the front of the card base using Dimensionals.  Don't do this.  Build on your rectangle and then put it on the front of the card when you are done. I had to remove mine. It looked like it was too far over. I had centered the gingham piece and after it was all put together it looked off center.

I die cut the second largest "Stitched" circle using Basic Black card stock. I taped the left side of it to the gingham.  It's about 1/2" from the left side and centered from top to bottom.

I stamped the flowers from the "Daisy Lane" set using Gorgeous Grape ink.  I stamped and punched out four of them. I used the "Medium Daisy" punch for that. I was hoping that Stampin' Up! would have come out with a "Small Daisy" punch.  Wouldn't that be fun?  Anyway, I glued two punched flowers together to get a nice full daisy.  I set them in place with a large Dimensional in the middle of each. 

I punched out the leaves using Old Olive card stock and the "Leaf" punch.  It's retired now and I need to go through my stamp sets to see what I have for leaves.  I liked having the leaf punch, it was quick and easy.  I punched three sets of leaves and I also punched out two sets using Vellum. I glued the ends of these to the card. They were tucked under the flowers.

I didn't have the word set either so I took out my "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and I stamped the "Happy Birthday" on Basic Black card stock using Versa Mark.  I sprinkled white embossing powder and I heat set it.  I trimmed it to 1/4" wide and 1-7/8" long.  I also cut a Whisper White strip 3/8" wide by by 2" long.  I added Dimensionals to it and slipped it under the petals but yet had it hang over the left side a little. I think it worked out well. It's got the white border and black background with white words.  It works for me!  Making do with what you have!  I don't like embossing for some reason. I just haven't figured it out. It turns out just fine. It's not really all that messy. I used the embossing buddy so the embossing powder didn't stick where I didn't want it to.  I just can't figure it out.  When I do I'll let you know!!!  Don't lose any sleep over it!!! LOL

I added clear faceted gems to the center of the flowers and the card was done. 

It's SO darn cute!!  I love this layout and I think I'm going to have to display it in my workroom so I can see it and maybe make another card using this layout.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today, 
Wanda

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Greetings, Father's Day Card, Masculine Card

Masculine cards are hard to come by.  Well, ones that have a nice look to them and that are easy to make too.  I found this one while surfing the net. I thought it would be great to make it into a Father's Day card since Father's Day is coming up soon.  I found the card here but didn't get any information on how to make it, so here's how I did it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Early Espresso.

On top of that I taped a piece of Night of Navy that measures 4" x 5-1/2".

The blue striped paper is from the "Come Sail Away" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  I taped it to the Night of Navy piece after I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set.  The words were stamped using Night of Navy ink.  

I die cut the Early Espresso piece using the second largest "Stitched Nested Labels" die and I cut a Whisper White piece using the next size smaller.

I sponged Balmy Blue at the top part of the piece and Night of Navy at the bottom.

I stamped a light house from the "Sailing Home" set using black Memento ink.  I sponged some Crumb Cake ink on it and I used the matching die cut to cut it out.  I set it on top of the sponged piece so I could see where I needed to stamp the birds.  I also needed to know where I had to tie on some Night of Navy with Sahara Sand Baker's Twine.  I just wrapped it around the piece twice and tied a knot.

I set the light house in place using Dimensionals and I set the Whisper White piece in place with Dimensionals as well.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I really like the looks of it. I didn't have all the stamps that were used in the original card, mainly the water and the sky but I worked with what I had and it I think it turned out just fine.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda




Monday, June 01, 2020

Under My Umbrella, Friendship Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest and thought I would see if I could make it. The original card can be found here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock. 

There is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue on top of the card base.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I did not tape this to the Balmy Blue yet.  I added the strip from the "Pleased as Punch" 12"x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  That piece measured 1-1/2" x 5-1/8".  I taped it to the left side about 1/2" from the edge.

I die cut the raindrop piece from the DSP.  The circle measures 2-5/8".  I die cut a scalloped circle that is just a little larger than the circle and I used Blushing Bride card stock. 

I die cut the umbrella from the same DSP pack.  I punched it out using the matching umbrella punch.  I also punched out the handle.  I usually stamp them but there was one available so I punched it out. I glued the handle to the backside of the umbrella and I set it aside to set up and dry.

I stamped the words from the "Under My Umbrella" set using black Memento ink.

I stamped the flower and the boots and fussy cut them out.  I colored the boots and flowers using Blends pens.  I used the light and dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen for the boots and two of the flowers.  I used light Flirty Flamingo for the flower hiding in the center. I used light Pool Party for two of the flowers.  I colored the leaves using the light Granny Apple Green.  I glued the flower to the boots. I set the boots in place using Dimensionals.  Then I added the umbrella. 

I added a little snail tape to the center of the card so I could get the gold cord to stick to it. I wrapped four loops and stuck them to the tape.  I set the circle in place.

I didn't have the heart that was used in the original card so I used what I had. I stamped it from the center of the scalloped circle. I set it in place using a Dimensional.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White piece to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. I love the looks of it and the colors.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda


Sunday, May 31, 2020

Under My Umbrella, Shower Card, 2020 Spring Catalog

When I saw this card on Pinterest, I knew that I just HAD to make it.  I clicked on the photo and it took me to a main page to order Stampin' Up! products. I was hoping for some instructions but it wasn't there, so this is how I did it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gray Granite.  

I cut a 4"x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  I taped it to the card base.

I cut a 4" x 4-7/8" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  I textured it using the "Corrugated" embossing folder. I taped it on top of the Basic Black piece.  

I cut a 3-3/4" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I took the largest circle die and with a pencil, I lightly traced it onto the Whisper White piece.

I then stamped the two smaller flower cluster images from the "Under My Umbrella" stamp set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them. I alternated them as I stamped around the circle.  There were a few spots that I didn't quite pay attention and the circle got a little off.  Try not to look too closely at that!

I took my markers out and I colored the leaves using using Granny Apple Green.  I colored the center of the flowers using Crushed Curry and I colored the flowers using Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, and Highland Heather.  L set it aside to dry. Before I assembled the card I took my art gum (kneadable eraser) and I erased the pencil lines.

I stamped the umbrella from the "Under My Umbrella" set using black Memento ink. I colored it in using my light Bermuda Bay Blends Pen.  I then punched the umbrella out with the matching punch.  It's an easy enough outline that you can fussy cut it with ease.

I stamped the umbrella handle using black memento ink. I punched it out and I glued the top end to the back of the umbrella.  

I stamped the words from the same "Under My Umbrella" set using black memento ink.  I fussy cut them out. I kept the edges round, no sharp edges.  

I set the umbrella and words in place using Dimensionals.

I had a few clear dots left over from my April Paper Pumpkin set and I added them to the front of the card.

And that was how I made that card.  It was fun and I especially loved the coloring. If I were to make another one, I would pay better attention to the placement of the flower so it looks more rounded.

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Under My Umbrella, Shower Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

My card today is a pretty quick and easy one.  I used the "Under My Umbrella" stamp set, matching punch and some Designer Series Paper (DSP).


The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather card stock and taped it to the card base. 

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock and I textured it using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  I taped it to the Highland Heather piece on the card base.

I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Highland Heather for the layer behind the 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Whisper White.  I did not tape the pieces together yet. I needed to die cut from the center before using.

My polka dot umbrella came from the DSP in the "Pleased as Punch" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I punched it out using the matching punch.

I stamped the boots on a piece of DSP from the 6" x 6" Subtles stack.  I did fussy cut them out.

I set the Whisper White piece up in my Stamparatus and I set the pieces on top where I thought they should go.  Then I lined up the handle of the umbrella and closed the cover of the Stamparatus.  I then stamped the umbrella handle using black Memento ink.

I stamped the words from the "Under My Umbrella" using black Memento ink. I die cut them out using the smallest circle die.

I took the Highland Heather square for the small Whisper White layer and I die cut the smallest scalloped circle from the center.

I taped the two squares together and I taped them on top of the textured Whisper White piece.

I set the umbrella and boots in place using Dimensionals. 

The rain drops are left over from April's Paper Pumpkin kit.  I still have some cards left to make from my kit.  But I knew I had plenty of those adorable rain drops.

I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

And I did add a tiny black mark to the top of the umbrella. It looked like it completed the look of the handle going all the way up the umbrella.

And that was it.  It's a super cute and quick card to make.  I LOVE all the purple.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Wonderful Moments, Gallery Grunge, Children's Birthday Card

Today's card is a bit different.  It fits a business size envelope.  The #10 size.  I found the card here but there was no link to find out how to make it so I had to guess.  Here's how I made it.  

The base of my card is 9-1/4" x 7-3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I folded it in half on the 7-3/4" side. I usually score my cards before folding but I didn't want to get the math wrong, so I just folded it and hoped it went in half on both ends.  It did!!!

I cut a 3" x 8-1/2" piece of Poppy Parade.  I taped it to the card base.

I cut a 2-7/8" x 8-3/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I did not have the cute stars and splats images that were used on the original card so here's what I did.  I took the large dotted image from the "Gallery Grunge" set using Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped that image 3 times on the card stock.

Next I stamped the Poppy Parade dots from the "Wonderful Moments" set.  I stamped them six times on the sides of the Daffodil Delight large dotted areas.  

I fussy cut the cute animals from the "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

I die cut the banner from the same DSP. 

I stamped the Poppy Parade bars using the image from the "Bonanza Buddies" set.  I fussy cut them.

And the words are from the "Wonderful Moments" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I set the animals and the banner in place using Dimensionals.  I looked at the original card for placement of the critters!

I added the Poppy Parade bars using snail tape.

I added crystal rhinestones to the front of the card and it was done.  

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  And it will hold some dollar bills nicely, no folding them in half!!! 

I have not made a long card like this in many years.  It's fun. I had picked up a back of the business size (#10) envelopes at the Dollar Tree last week.  It was just good timing!!!  

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Wonderful Moments, Magnolia Lane, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I have used this layout many times. I found a pretty card on Pinterest and I thought I would give it a try because I had some scraps to use up. You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Petal Pink card stock. 

The top layer is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that was textued using the "Tufted" 3D embossing folder.  The piece was taped to the card base.

I cut three pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut these squares at 2" x 2". 

I cut the Basic Black layers at 2-1/8" x 2-1/8".  I taped the DSP to the Basic Black layers.  It's when I saw that the squares were too large.  I think they should have been cut 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" and the Basic Black layer should be cut at 1-7/8" x 1-7/8".  Or even cutting the DSP at 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" and 1-5/8" x 1-5/8" for the Basic Black layers.  But this is what it is and it's okay.  If you don't look at the original card you will never know!!!  No peeking!!! LOL

I taped the squares to the textured piece.  I have some Washi tape that is a ruler that is taped across my worktable and I just lined up the card so I could find the center and that's where I started one corner.  I turned the card so I could find the center on the other end I set that piece in place. Then I taped the center square in place.  

I fussy cut a flower from the same DSP and I taped it in place.  That is actually when it dawned on me that the squares were too big.  

The words are from the "Wonderful Moments" set using black Memento ink to stamp them on the Whisper White card stock. 

I die cut the words with the smallest Stitched oval die.  And I die cut a Basic Black scalloped oval for the layer behind the words.  I taped those two pieces together and I set them on top of the card using Dimensionals.

I added three gold sequins to the front of the card and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.

I do like the look of the card and other than the fussy cut flower being a little small, the card looks good to me.  All in all it was a fun card to make and I REALLY do like this layout. 

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Share Sunshine, Stampin' Up! COVID-19 PDF Images, Wash Your Hands Card

Stampin' Up! came out with the "Share Sunshine" PDF to purchase.  What's nice about this PDF is you don't need any stamps to play with it.  You can cut, punch or die cut the images.  And there's LOTS of images in different colors.  Look on Pinterest under "Share Sunshine" for lots of fun samples.  I bought my download ($12) a couple of weeks ago and I am finally getting around to playing with it.  There's lots of fun cards on Pinterest that I would like to remake using this download.  You can get the download here.  I'm not sure how long it will be available.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Petal Pink card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Best Dressed 6" x 6" paper stack.  I LOVE these stacks and I never seem to use up all of the paper in them.  They are SO worth the money.  I taped my DSP to the card base.

I die cut the words from the "Share Sunshine" PDF using the 2-11/16" circle.  And I cut a scalloped circle using Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I taped those two layers together. 

And knowing me, I just couldn't leave it alone.  I had to add the additional wording.  In the movie "Home Alone" (the first one) there was a black and white movie that Kevin was watching and the bad guy said "ya filthy animal". And every time I hear "wash your hands" I also hear "ya filthy animal" and in that guys voice!!!  I know, I need some major help!  LOL  I just couldn't help myself so I typed up the words and printed them out.  I typed them using the "Century font and size 16 font. I also had it print the words using the Old Olive color.  The color code for your printer for Old Olive is (RGB) 154, 165, 68.  I probably should have stuck with the Pear Pizzazz but I thought it would be too light to see on the Whisper White piece.  So it is what it is. I punched out the words using the "Classic Label" punch.

I set the circles and the words in place using Dimensionals.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and it was done.  Now, who to send it to? I have a lot of friends with a great sense of humor, so it's going to be difficult to pick!!!  But I'm sure I will be using more of the images in the PDF.  There's a lot of fun ones.  Check them out on Pinterest and then order the PDF. The money raised from this is being donated to The World Health Organization COVID response fund and United Way Worldwides COVID recovery fund. So you are helping out these great causes and having some fun at the same time.

Thank you for stopping by today and please be safe,
Wanda 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Magnolia Lane, Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I liked the layout of this card I found on Pinterest and I had some scrap pieces of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I thought would work.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The card stock was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side and it's folded at 5-1/2" on the 11" side.  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I ran the front part of the card through the Big Shot using the "Layered Leaves 3D" embossing folder.

I cut a 2" x 4-1/4" piece of DSP from the Magnolia Lane 12" x 12" paper pack.  I taped it to the top part of the card.

I tied a Basic Black ribbon around the card and I tied a knot.  I did add a little tape to hold it in place on the card.

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. 

I punched the words out using the Pretty Label punch.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was finished.

This is a very quick and easy card to make. I'm going to add it to the stack of cards that are easy to make and can use up a lot of scrap DSP or like yesterday's card, it used up some retired card stock.

This would also be a very pretty wedding card, plus other occasions.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda  

Monday, May 25, 2020

Good Morning Magnolia, Ornate Borders, Thinking of You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this pretty card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here.  I really liked that flower border on the diagonal.  I think that is what caught my eye.  I clicked on the link but it didn't take me anywhere, so here is how I made it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock and I die cut the flower border from the "Ornate Borders" dies.  I just lined it up to what the original card looked like and I die cut it out on my Big Shot.

I set the die cut piece on top of the Whisper White piece so I could line up the wording.  The words I used are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I stamped them using black Memento in.

I taped the die cut piece to the Whisper White piece. 

I did take a toothpick and a little bit of glue and ran it along the top edge of the die cut flowers to get them to lay flat.  

I taped the two layers to the card base. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was such a pretty and SUPER quick card to make.  I have a lot of retired card stock that I ran across the other day and this would be a perfect use for it. I can use black Memento ink for the words and the colored card stock for the die cut piece and it will still look great!!  I guess I need to set up my Stamparatus if I'm going to try using some of this card stock up!!!

This would make a great birthday, Mother's Day, thank you, and thinking of you card.. Maybe some white on white for a wedding card??? I'm going to have to try that. I had a wedding that was supposed to be in April but the date got moved to November.  I should at least have the card ready, right?   I think I would add some pearls to the center of the flowers for the wedding card.  It won't be mailed so I can add as much thickness as I want!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Music From the Heart, Magnolia Lane , Polaroid Technique, Birthday Card

I have not done the Polaroid technique in a while. I like it because it has a nice focal point and a place for some wording.  Oh, and it's easy to do.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" paper pack and I taped it to the card base.

I took a 3" x 3-3/4" piece of Petal Pink and I die cut a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square from the center.  Mine didn't quite get centered. I used my magnetic platform and the piece shifted. If I would have used a post it note it may have stayed where I set it.  But I'm using it anyway, it's not off by that much.

I stamped the words from the "Music From the Heart" set using black Memento ink. I set it aside to dry.

I also cut a piece of Whisper White that is just a bit shy of 3" x 3-3/4".  I didn't want to have to deal with lining it up perfectly.  

I set the Petal Pink piece on top to see where the center of that opening would be.  Then I sponged on some Mossy Meadow ink in that area.

I die cut the flower from the same "Magnolia Lane" DSP.  

I taped the Petal Pink piece to the sponged Whisper White piece.  Then I taped that to the front of the card. 

I added the flower using Dimensionals.

Then I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

I like this technique because it fills up the front of the card quickly and makes a great layout. You have a place for some type of image (here the flower) and a place for the words.  This was a fun card to make.  But next time I will not use my magnetic platform.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda